Rank: Private L/10466
Regiment or Ship: 1st Battalion Queen's Own Royal West Surrey Regiment
Service Number(s): L/10466
Date of Birth: 1891
Date of Death: 18.09.1914
Place of Death: Killed in action on The Marne Place of Burial / Memorials:
La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial (France Seine et Marne). His name is also on the All Saints Church Memorial and St.Mary Magdalenes Church Memorial. On the Bexhill Town War Memorial he is possibly the “B Carey”. His name is on the La Ferte – Sous – Jouarre Memorial (France, Seine –et-Marne) which also lists the name of Bombardier Clement William Whyborn and a few other Bexhill Men. The memorial commemorates 3,740 men of the British Expeditionary Force who died at the battles of Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne and Aisne between the end of August and early October 1914 who have no known graves
Address: 59 Sidley Street, Sidley
Photos and newspaper articles
Father: James Carey born in Sidley and died 1934 in Battle.
Mother: Ann Elizabeth Barker born 1859 in Sidley and died 1939 in Battle. They married in 1879 in Hailsham.
George Frederick Carey 1882-1958 B0001 CAREY George Frederick (Gov. War Work)
Richard Thomas Carey 1883 – 1963 W0151 CAREY Richard Thomas (Driver)
Edna Grace Carey 1885 – 1962
Benjamin James Carey 1887 – 1918 W0076 CAREY Benjamin (Rifleman)
Arthur Carey 1892 – 1947 W0152 CAREY Arthur (Driver)
Thomas Carey 1895 – 1974 W0150 CAREY Thomas (Private)
Harry Carey 1897 – 1975 W0146 CAREY Harry (Driver)
Alfred Ernest Carey 1899 – 1975 W0153 CAREY Alfred Ernest (Private)
Elsie Carey 1900 – ?
First World War Experience
Frederick enlisted in Eastbourne and had been in the Army for two years before the War started. He was killed on the 18th September 1914 during the First Battle of the Marne while on service with the British Expeditionary Force. He was 23 years old. Unfortunately his war records have not survived.
According to the Bexhill Observer Private Frederick Carey is stated as being the first man from Bexhill to die in the War. However, according to the date of deaths given in official records, Bombardier Clement William Whyborn is actually the first Bexhill man to die, as he died in action on the 15.09.1914. They are commemorated on the same memorial.